The Contemporary Arts Center will host a live viewing party of the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert Webcast on Monday, January 14. Doors open at 5:30pm for a pre-webcast happy hour in the Spun Cafe at the CAC.
As a music form born and bred in the United States, jazz has committed fans throughout the world. On January 14, 2013 the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center, will hold its annual NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, located at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, in New York City. The NEA invites the nation’s jazz fans to join in celebrating the recipients of the nation's top honor in jazz by watching the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert via live webcast. The NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert will prominently feature NEA Jazz Masters, who will perform tributes to the 2013 honorees: Mose Allison, Lou Donaldson, Lorraine Gordon (A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy), and Eddie Palmieri.
Wynton Marsalis, NEA Jazz Master (2011) and Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director, will emcee the concert. NEA Jazz Masters Kenny Barron (2010), Ron Carter (1998), and Jimmy Cobb (2009) will make up a featured trio in an evening of performances that will also include Paquito D'Rivera (2005), Sheila Jordan (2012), Dave Liebman (2011), and Randy Weston (2001), as well as 2013 NEA Jazz Masters Mose Allison, Lou Donaldson, and Eddie Palmieri. Other NEA Jazz Masters in attendance at the concert include Muhal Richard Abrams (2010), David Baker (2000),), Benny Golson (1996), Chico Hamilton (2004), Roy Haynes (1995), Dan Morgenstern (2007), Jimmy Owens (2012), McCoy Tyner (2002), Cedar Walton (2010), and Phil Woods (2007).